Prices of new containers dropped dramatically last year, forcing major box manufacturers to issue recent profit warnings to investors.In separate announcements to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the two largest manufacturers, China International Marine Containers (CIMC) and Singamas, warned investors that low demand for new boxes, combined with oversupply of equipment, had forced then to reassess their financial performance for the past year.Singamas now expects a US$95m loss for 2019, compared with a $72m profit in 2018.“With a soft demand in new container and an intense competition in the market, the average selling price of a 20ft dry freight container dropped substantially compared with the preceding year, which affected the performance of the group,” it said.CIMC said its container sales and revenue had declined and expected its full-year profit to decline from the $487m posted in 2018 to between $187m and $250m – representing a drop of 47%-62%.According to liner analyst Drewry, prices of new 40ft boxes fell 6% during the final quarter of last year, by 13% over the full year and by 27% since their last peak, in 2017.This had resulted in container manufacturers experiencing “negative margins reaching as high as 6% by the end of 2019”, and warned any possible recovery this year would be unlikely to fully alleviate manufacturers’ problems”.Drewry said: “Pricing is expected to stabilise through 2020 as demand for new container equipment recovers, but this is not anticipated to be sufficient to lead too much of a recovery. Hence, Drewry expects further cost cutting and possible closure of older production facilities with more consolidation to come.”However, it added: “Drewry expects container output to recover in 2020, triggered by increasing replacement requirements and some owners investing in new equipment to expand their fleets.”It also noted that the pricing malaise had extended to the reefer sector, hitherto far more resistant to price fluctuations. Reefer prices have fallen 6% since their high at the end of 2017. And this came despite a decline in annual production levels.“Reefer equipment production showed year-on-year gains in the quarter, but annual output did not match the previous year’s,” Drewry said. By Gavin van Marle 27/01/2020
WhatsApp Pinterest Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Twitter Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Council TAGSLaois Athletics Home Sport Athletics Curtain comes down on Laois Athletics Road Race series as Sweeney and… SportAthletics Twitter The sun was shining in Portarlington for the final event in this year’s road series which was hosted by St Michael’s Athletics Club on Sunday.The juvenile development races got the atmosphere going with some fantastic running in all categories.The masters and junior ladies were the first of the main events to start with Lisa Sweeney (St Michael’s) taking it on from the start for a comfortable win from sisters Sharon Grant second (Portlaoise AC) and Paula Grant third (Portlaoise AC) overall and in the over 35 category. Pinterest Curtain comes down on Laois Athletics Road Race series as Sweeney and Hunter take gold RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By Steven Miller – 9th April 2018 Community SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Wonderful occasion as thousands attend Tri Laois Previous articleLaois Ladies U-16s take another step towards Leinster semi finalsNext articleAthy traders come together for novel late opening event this Thursday Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Facebook WhatsApp Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Rugby In the over 45 category Olivia Sheeran (St Michael’s) lead them home from Anna Duggan (Portlaoise AC) and Margo Dowling (St Abban’s) taking the next individual places, Ursula O’Malley (Portlaoise AC) lead home the ladies in the new over 55 category with Marie Fleming (St Abban’s) and Colette Brennan (St Abban’s) filling the last two individual spots.The junior ladies was won by Amy Walsh (Portlaoise AC), Emily O’Neill (Emo-Rath), Charlie Walsh (Portlaoise AC) taking the last two individual places.The masters and junior men were last to go running 6km, Stephen Hunter (St Abban’s) was quick out of the traps and would never be caught taking individual gold over 35 from Cyril Cuddy (Portlaoise AC) second and Colin Coyne (St Abban’s) taking third over 35.Colm Burke (St Abban’s) had a fantastic running finishing fourth overall and first over 45 with Mark Hackett (St Michael’s) and Derek Coogan (St Michael’s) taking the last two over 45 places.The two new categories in the master men’s race were the over 55 and over 65 and it brought a few old faces back to this event. Mick Cullen (St Michael’s) was the first over 55 home from Bill Deveraux (St Michael’s) and Pat Harding (St Abban’s) was first over 65 home from Dinny Whelan also St Abban’s.The junior mens was won comfortably by Adam Holden (Mountmellick AC) who had a fantastic running placing second overall, Fionn Marum (Portlaoise AC) second and TJ Burke (St Abban’s) taking the last individual spots.
Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleFour Laois Irish dancing schools to compete at World Championships in KillarneyNext articleFormer Paypal boss offers to head up taskforce in Laois with tourism, local hubs, jobs and broadband on the agenda Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Home News Business Laois trio call for county’s support ahead of All-Ireland Student Enterprise final NewsBusinessCommunity Facebook Pinterest As for who came up wit the idea in the first place, the lads say it was something that they all came to together.Noah Fingleton said: “The three of us play hurling for Park-Ratheniska and we just thought that when we weren’t using our hurls, they were just lying in corners or thrown around.“So we saw this as a problem and thought how could we make something that could solve this?”The lads set up their work studio in Marc Ramsbottom’s house and, under the guidance of his dad John, they have each learned how to weld the pieces together to make the finished product.Marc explained: “My dad is a fitter and he has a welder at home. So he showed us how to make a couple of them and then we figured out how to weld them properly.”The trio have set up social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter to promote their product and they have also received plenty of support from local businesses.Simon Fingleton said: “All Books in Portlaoise have allowed us to sell our product in their shop while Cuddy Hurleys also sponsored us too with hurls for our stall.“We have been in touch with Colgan’s too and we are hoping to set up a stall in there too.“A lot of our teachers here in the Portlaoise CBS have bought them as well as the students which has been great.”The lads have received fantastic support from Portlaoise CBS also and in particular two of the teachers – Ms Emma Lynch and Ms Deirdre Moore.Ms Moore explained how judges at the national final will be assessing the lads in a number of different areas.She said: “The business plan, innovation, the product itself, the market and customer service are some of the areas that the lads will be marked on.“The stand in Croke Park on the day is a big thing too and then they will also be interviewed about their product by the judges.“The hurling season is only starting and the lads are hoping to go to different Easter Camps. Ballinakill and Camross are two of the places they hope to be.“We need to keep pushing on with the sales too. It is every parent’s nightmare to have hurls thrown around the place so we really are targetting parents.“There is a nursery programme in the sports hall on Friday evening and the lads will be at that for any parents that will be there.“They will also be in Mulhall’s Supervalu on Saturday morning and then in Park-Ratheniska on Sunday.”Simon, Marc and Noah are heading to Croke Park on Friday May 3 and Ms Lynch joked that it might be the only All-Ireland title Laois will win for a while.She said: “It might be the only chance that Laois have of winning an All-Ireland title.“The lads have got unreal support so far. Their own club Park-Ratheniska have been brilliant. They are three local lads and their club could not do more for them which is testament to the club itself.“We hope that everyone gets behind them now because the more publicity they get and the more sales they make over the next three weeks – that is what is going to determine the winner at the end of the day.“We know it is a good product, we just need to prove that to everyone else. The lads are now representing Laois, not just Portlaoise CBS, so it is really important that people get behind them.”Best of luck lads!SEE ALSO – Local Election candidate posts retraction after tweet on nurses causes uproar GAA Three young entrepreneurs are hoping the people of Laois will get behind them and their product ahead of the upcoming All-Ireland Student Enterprise Final in May.Portlaoise CBS students Marc Ramsbottom, Simon Fingleton and Noah Fingleton will head to Croke Park at the start of May to compete for an All-Ireland title.The Transition Year students, who all hail from Ratheniska, came out on top at the Laois finals in the Midlands Park Hotel at the end of March. The lad’s TY Mini Company is called ‘Hurl Standz’ and it is an innovative concept that wowed the judges in Laois.Hurl Standz is essentially a wall rack that comes in single or double size and allows hurlers to store their equipment in a smaller space than would normally be the case.They are light, portable and wall-mounted as as well as storing hurls, they can hold helmets and boot bags also.And such has been the success of the product, that a number of websites have been in touch with the lads looking to sell the product on their sites.Since the trio claimed victory they have received plenty of attention and have been invited to show their product to the Laois and Kilkenny senior hurling teams. 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News ICNK Launches Fresh Fight against Prison Camps SHARE Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest [imText1]The International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK), a group founded by Amnesty International, NKnet and more than 40 other domestic and international human rights organizations, today revealed that it has submitted a new petition to the UN. The petition calls for the UN Human Rights Council to employ its special procedures mechanism to help shut down the North Korean political prison camp system.Jared Genser, an international lawyer with a long history of providing legal counsel to international figures including Nelson Mandela, asserted at the event, “The environment in the gulag is horrific, making the suffering of the prisoners one of the most serious human rights and humanitarian disasters in the world today.”Those things called for by ICNK under the petition include; ▲ access to political prison camps for the UN; ▲ investigation of the size and scope of the political prison camp system; ▲ conclusion that the prison camps constitute a crime against humanity; ▲ North Korea to cooperate to provide compensation to victims and families of the dead; ▲ all UN agencies to take what additional action they can to engage North Korea on the issue.The press conference was also attended by Benedict Rogers, the East Asia region head for Christian Solidarity Worldwide, while Human Rights Watch and officials from the International League for Human Rights are among those who have signed the petition. By Daily NK – 2012.04.03 4:24pm News News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Daily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China
G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC work Related news The big six Canadian banks could be designated as systemically important within Canada, Fitch Ratings suggests. While the banks would likely be able to absorb the additional capital requirements that would accompany such a move, it may impact their ability to raise dividends, buyback stock, or make acquisitions, the rating agency suggests. Keywords Banking industry Share this article and your comments with peers on social media High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s In a research note published Tuesday, Fitch says that although none of Canada’s six largest banks were deemed systemically important on a global basis, they do face potential designation as domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs). Last month, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) finalized the framework to be used by national bank regulators in identifying banks whose failure could cause significant disruption to the domestic economy and potentially cause broader cross-border financial stress. And this new framework was endorsed on by finance ministers and central bankers at the G20 gathering in Mexico City earlier this week. Fitch notes that this decision leaves domestic bank regulators, such as Canada’s Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), to implement rules for assessing D-SIBs. Unlike the more prescriptive global approach, national authorities have some level of discretion in establishing their D-SIB regulations, Fitch notes. “Nevertheless, given the size of each of the top six banks in Canada and the highly concentrated nature of Canadian bank assets on the balance sheets of the Big Six, it is possible that all of them will be designated D-SIBs,” it says. If they are deemed to be systemically important, this could result in increases to their capital requirements, along with additional regulatory requirements. But, while the details of how this would be implemented are not yet known, the rating agency says that it believes that each of the six banks “will be in a relatively strong position” to comply with any additional capital rules, primarily through retained earnings. “Despite the potential unlevel playing field effect associated with such designation, compliance with any D-SIFI buffer requirement, in our opinion, would be manageable for the Big Six,” it says. However, as retained earnings is expected to be the primary source of additional capital, it warns that “D-SIB designation could have some influence on future dividend increases, share buybacks, as well as acquisition activity.” James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Abbott LaboratoriesBeckman CoulterGlobalDataOrtho Clinical DiagnosticsRoche DiagnosticsSiemens Healthineersthyroid function tests Read Article WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share Lab Diagnostics Market News Beckman Coulter, Roche Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Abbott Laboratories and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics are currently the leading players in India, together accounting for more than 65 per cent of the market shareDriven by the growing clinician preference for testing, increasing number of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism cases especially among pregnant women, neonates and geriatric population, and growing public awareness, thyroid function tests (TFTs) market in India is expected to reach $125 million in 2025, says GlobalData.An analysis of GlobalData’s Medical Intelligence Database reveals that thyroid stimulation hormone (TSH) tests are expected to account for more than 75 per cent of the TFTs market.Beckman Coulter, Roche Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Abbott Laboratories and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics are currently the leading players in India, together accounting for more than 65 per cent of the market share.Bhaskar Vittal, Medical Devices Analyst at GlobalData, commented, “In addition to the diagnosis of thyroid diseases, TFTs are frequently employed to monitor hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism patients. TFTs are frequently performed to monitor patient responses to thyroid treatments as well as monitor disease progression and for relapse.“TFT market is expected to grow in India due to population growth as well as growing number of patients with thyroid diseases. This is expected to lead to high testing volumes. Another factor driving the growth is the high accessibility of diagnostic testing centers and affordability of the tests. Proper implementation of national screening programs such as newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism and iodine deficiency will further boost the growth of thyroid function tests market in India.” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts Comments (0) Thyroid function tests market in India to reach $125m in 2025: GlobalData Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Add Comment Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services By EH News Bureau on December 7, 2020
HomeFeaturedJudge allows election certification to move forward in advance of final CVRA ruling Nov. 28, 2018 at 10:47 amFeaturedNewsJudge allows election certification to move forward in advance of final CVRA rulingMatthew Hall3 years agocity councilCVRAelectionNewsSanta MonicaSanta Monicans vote during an election. (File photo) The results of Santa Monica’s 2018 election are headed towards certification after a judge rejected a request to prohibit the final stamp of authority pending final ruling in the lawsuit over the city’s voting system.While the judge rejected the Plaintiff’s request for a temporary restraining order, she still has the authority to order a special election in 2019 according to attorney Kevin Shenkman who successfully represented Maria Loya and the Pico Neighborhood Association in the case.Shenkman and his team argued the City’s at-large voting system is racist and disenfranchises Latino voters. The judge issued a brief ruling in the Plaintiff’s favor and has scheduled a hearing on Dec. 7 to discuss the next steps. Shenkman said he requested the delay in certification in anticipation of an argument from the City that recently elected councilmembers should be allowed to serve out their terms.“We wanted to prevent the defendant from arguing that the court doesn’t have the power to cut short the terms of these council members and I think the court certainly does have that power,” he said.Shenkman said there’s strong legal precedent for requiring a special election following a violation of the California Voting Rights Act and he is continuing to press for a new election in 2019.In a statement, Santa Monica City Attorney Lane Dilg said the election results should stand.“The City is pleased with the Court’s decision. Nearly 40,000 Santa Monica residents voted in the 2018 election. The Court’s decision honors those votes and rejects plaintiffs’ inexplicable effort to favor a past Council (also selected at-large) over the Council chosen by the voters just weeks ago,” she said. “The result sought by plaintiffs would have moved our democracy backward, not forward.”So far, the judge has issued a tentative ruling and her decision will become final sometime after the Dec. 7 hearing. Lawyers for the City have submitted a multi-page document requesting significant explanation of the decision and have said they plan to appeal the final ruling if it remains in favor of the Plaintiffs.In addition, the City’s statement criticized the proposed district map submitted by the Plaintiffs during the trial saying it was developed without public input.“The City contends that plaintiffs have failed to show that this map — which received neither input nor approval from the voters — would enhance the voting strength of Latinos. In fact, plaintiffs have failed to show that the map would enhance the voting strength of Latinos in the ‘Pico’ district drawn by the plaintiffs; and it would, in fact, dilute the votes of Latinos and other minority voters in other overwhelmingly white districts,” said the statement. “The City further contends that the plaintiffs failed to prove at trial that any alternative voting system would enhance Latino voting strength in Santa Monica.”Shenkman called the city’s opposition to the map nonsense and said the underlying notion, that Latinos would have more influence in city-wide elections, has already been rejected by the court. He said the City had a chance to argue against the proposed map during the trail but did not present any experts to dispute their proposal.“I believe (the map) is an appropriate remedy because the unrebutted evidence at trial says it’s an appropriate remedy,” he said.He criticized the current council for failing to accept the decision.“They’re going to try to continue holding onto their own seats,” he said. “They don’t give a shit what the public has to say. If they did, they would never have started this fight to begin with.”[email protected] :city councilCVRAelectionNewsSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSMPD Holiday Substation OpeningLaws for tenants and landlords subject of upcoming forumYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours ago
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – A U.S. Open with so many unknowns felt strangely familiar Thursday. What played out here at Chambers Bay basically followed the first few pages of the USGA’s setup manual: Start out playable for the opener, crank up the intensity for Round 2, and then push the course to the breaking point over the weekend. “I think they’ve got it down pretty well at this point,” Matt Kuchar said. And so it was Thursday that two of the game’s best ball-strikers posted 65s, 25 players broke par (the most since 1992) and the first-round scoring average was a gentle 72.72 (lowest since 2003). Said Michael Putnam, the local product who has logged more rounds here than any player in the field: “It’s about as easy it can play right now.” Which means it’s only going to get harder, much harder, and that’s when many of the players’ fears about setup and firmness may be realized. Some have already seen the course at its scariest. Kuchar was among those who heeded Mike Davis’ advice and headed to the Evergreen State early. He played the course last weekend, when it was tan and crusty. “It was about as firm as I’ve seen a golf course,” he said. Not the best first impression. During the practice rounds here several players wondered whether Chambers was already teetering on the edge. The 16th was so concrete-hard, amateur Lee McCoy dribbled his ball down the fairway. The course is always the biggest early-week story at the U.S. Open, but this year it seemed like it was the only topic of discussion. Players fret over anything new, of course, but Chambers forced those creatures of habit to expand their golfing minds and embrace the differences in elevation change (200 feet) and grass (fescue) and style (linksy). And then they eased into this Open. Players made birdies, lots of them (372!), and by the end of the day there were 41 scores of par or better. Overcast skies helped keep some moisture in the severe (and heavily criticized) greens, and the wind only picked up late in the afternoon. Henrik Stenson, one of the co-leaders, said that he was able to “attack” and fire at a few flags, words rarely spoken in this championship. Patrick Reed shot 66 and lamented the fact that he also left six birdies “dead in the center, short.” “I told my brother earlier in the week someone might shoot 6 under in the first round,” said Putnam, who wasn’t far off. “That will give the USGA some oomph to get it back to even par.” The course played firmer and more difficult in the afternoon, not surprisingly, but those off late also had the added benefit of watching the coverage, like they would overseas for the Open Championship. Jordan Spieth saw a few 9-irons and wedge shots take a hop and stop and realized it’d be the most scorable round of the week. “It’s going to get more challenging from here,” he said. Indeed, there’s an unmistakable wariness about what lies ahead. It’s no coincidence that six of the past 10 years the winning score has been even par or higher. Throw out the rain-softened 2011 Open, and only 10 players have finished 72 holes in red numbers during that span. “It’s only going to get tougher as the week goes on,” Jason Day said. “It’s all about attitude.” Said Kuchar: “There’s still something about a U.S. Open that you’re always a little nervous on the course. You know that things can get away quickly if you’re not dialed in just right. If you’re not hitting crisp, good, quality shots, then you’re going to go in places that you don’t want to be.” More and more players will find those hellish places soon. They won’t get two cracks at a vulnerable Chambers Bay.
The American Nursing Association (ANA) throughout its history has stalwartly supported suicide prevention. In 2015, an article in the ANA’s Online Journal of Issues in Nursing recognized nurses’ vital role in suicide prevention. From “Suicide Assessment and Nursing” (emphasis added):RNs are in a prime position to detect and prevent suicidal behaviors due to their numbers and strategic placement in communities. Dr. M. Justin Coffey (in Wood, 2010) notes that “Nurses serve the most vital role [in preventing suicide] because they spend more time with patients than any other health care worker…We need to feel comfortable talking about suicide in the same way we are in talking about chest pain” (para 2). RNs must be educated and trained to successfully assess, evaluate, treat, and/or refer suicidal patients. Missing a suicidal patient is lethal…The literature suggests that as more nurses are trained in the prevention of suicide, more lives can be saved. Training RNs should become a primary goal across the globe to prevent suicides and improve patient care.Notice, the paper did not differentiate between healthy, ill, or disabled suicidal patients. It discusses prevention in hospital settings, for example. In other words, nurses were declared integral to preventing suicide across the board, as indeed, they are.Across the BoardThe ANA historically opposed any nurse participation in assisted suicide as an unethical practice (emphasis added):Nurses, individually and collectively, have an obligation to provide comprehensive and compassionate end-of-life care which includes the promotion of comfort and the relief of pain and, at times, forgoing life-sustaining treatments. The American Nurses Association (ANA) believes that the nurse should not participate in assisted suicide. Such an act is in violation of the Code for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (Code for Nurses) and the ethical traditions of the profession.That’s absolutely right and consistent with the goal of preventing all suicides.The Progressive Ideological CoalitionBut here’s the problem. The leadership of organized medicine and mainstream bioethicists are increasingly joining the progressive ideological coalition. Thus we should be disheartened — but not surprised — that the leadership of ANA also wants to jump in the progressive pool by abdicating the nurse’s role in preventing all suicides.Instead of pursuing universal prevention, when it comes to terminally ill patients contemplating assisted suicide, a draft ethics opinion declares that a nurse’s duty is to be “non-judgmental.” (“AID” stands for “aid in dying,” the political euphemism for suicide committed with a doctor’s complicity). From the draft statement (again, emphasis added):Patients expect nurses to be able to discuss all end of life options. An understanding of the ethical issues surrounding AID is essential to support patients in making informed end-of-life decisions. Nurses should be aware of ethical arguments which support and challenge AID. It is especially important that nurses are clear about the ethical foundations of their own views on AID. Knowledge of one’s own stance helps clarify the boundary between non-judgment and respect for patients’ decisions, and imposition of personal values.If a nurse calls in suicide-prevention services for a suicidal patient whose baby died, should that be considered an “imposition of personal values”? Of course not! It is fulfilling the nurse’s duty to care for all patients equally. The same should be true for patients requesting assisted suicide.Terminal Non-JudgmentalismAlas, the ANA proposal would have nurses stand down when terminally ill patients contemplate assisted suicide (emphasis added):Therefore, the ANA supports that:1. The nurse should remain non-judgmental when discussing end of life options with patients, who are exploring AID…2. The nurse must have self-awareness of his/her personal values regarding AID and how these values might affect the patient/nurse relationship…5. The nurse must protect the confidentiality of the patient who chooses AID.6. The nurse must remain non-judgmental about and protect the confidentiality of healthcare professionals who are present during the AID process as well as those who choose not to be present.Talk about terminal non-judgmentalism!The ANA draft position paper is a call for nurses to betray Hippocratic values and abandon terminally ill (for now, the list will expand over time) suicidal patients to their darkest desires. It is a direct contradiction of the call in the 2015 paper to “refer suicidal patients” for prevention services, a mandate that included all patients at risk for suicide, not just some.I hope the membership of the ANA will oppose their leaders’ attempt to accommodate the culture of death. If nurses become “non-judgmental” — e.g., indifferent — to some suicides, the consequent failure to request specialized preventative interventions could become the precipitating omission that sends some suicidal patients into the abyss.Photo credit: Ani Kolleshi via Unsplash.Cross-posted at The Corner. Medicine So Now Will Nurses Only Prevent Some Suicides?Wesley J. SmithApril 2, 2019, 2:37 PM Culture & Ethics Wesley J. SmithChair and Senior Fellow, Center on Human ExceptionalismWesley J. Smith is Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Wesley is a contributor to National Review and is the author of 14 books, in recent years focusing on human dignity, liberty, and equality. Wesley has been recognized as one of America’s premier public intellectuals on bioethics by National Journal and has been honored by the Human Life Foundation as a “Great Defender of Life” for his work against suicide and euthanasia. 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Mica affected homeowners encouraged to take part in new project News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homeowners affected by Mica are being encouraged to take part in a project to raise awareness of the issue. ‘Mica , The Bigger Picture Project 2021’ aims to create a pictorial account of homes showing the real effects of mica with a view towards getting the current redress scheme improved.The closing date for submissions is this Wednesday March 31st.Creator of the project Coreen Robinson says those affected coming together in this way could make a real difference:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/mica1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleCalls for introduction of wildflower gardens in Council owned estatesNext articleMan attacked with hammer in Derry News Highland Facebook Twitter By News Highland – March 29, 2021 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp
News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ Previous articleHealth Minister says tourists need to be aware of obligationsNext articleDonegal Senator Eileen Flynn to launch Traveller Pride Week News Highland WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine people rescued after vessel got into difficulty off Malin Head WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Homepage BannerNews Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Facebook Nine people have been rescued after their small fishing vessel got into difficulty off the coast of Malin Head yesterday morning.Lough Swilly RNLI were tasked to the scene shortly after 11am and the vessel and all onboard were safely towed to Malin Head pier.In a separate incident on Saturday night, the All Weather Lifeboat was launched at 8:45pm following reports of a boat drifting not far from Port Salon Pier.The boat was recovered and towed to safety and it emerged there was nobody onboard. Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 13, 2020 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
The major burst on the main pipe from the Eddie Fullerton Pollan Dam at Fahan has been repaired but the supply to some homes will not be fully restored until later this evening. The burst has left thousands of homes without water throughout today but it’s believed the main burst has been repaired and water will start flowing shortly, reaching all parts at an estimated time of 6 o’clock.Supplies have been affected in Fahan, Burnfoot, Inch, Bridgend, Burt, Carrigans, Killea, Newtowncunningham, Manorcunningham and surrounding areas.Some homes in the Killea, Carrigans and Newtowncunningham areas are now being temporarily supplied from Derry.Cllr Jack Murray says despite relief in the area , something needs to be done to prevent future instances like this from happening again:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/jack530-3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Facebook Pinterest Update: Water supply to some Inishowen residents may not be restored until this evening following major water burst at Fahan WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Google+ By admin – February 17, 2016 Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Google+ Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Twitter Previous articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feireater 17/02/16Next articleUlster Rally to take place in Derry and Strabane – Council announces events programme for 2016 admin Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Pinterest
OverActive Media raises $21.5m for new Toronto Overwatch League teamFunding lead by original investors, venture capitalist Adam Adamou, and othersRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterWednesday 10th October 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareOverActive Media Group, owner of the newly added Toronto Overwatch League team, has reportedly raised $21.5 million in equity financing to fund the team’s initial operation costs and francise fees for the coming year.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Esports Observer reports that the funding was lead by the team’s original investors Sheldon Pollack and Pittsburg Penguins owner Michael Kimel, as well as venture capitalist Adam Adamou and other members of the Kimel family.In August, news of OverActive Media’s partnership with Splyce Gaming to take on ownership of the new Toronto team in a $35 million deal was reported ahead of the official announcement of the team’s existance.OverActive Media is the Toronto team’s primary investor, while Splyce oversees its operations. The two groups share ownership of the team, and OverActive Media made a $1.5 million investment in Splyce earlier this year as a part of a $2.6 million funding round.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesMTG loses money in Q1 despite greater revenuesESL Gaming parent company doesn’t expect a significant return to live esports events until 2022By Brendan Sinclair 12 days agoGrid secures $10m in Series A fundingGerman-based esports data company will use the “investment to take on the US”By Jeffrey Rousseau A month agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Turkey: JinkoSolar to supply 50 MW of PV panels to TegnatiaA joint venture between Turkey’s T Dinamik and Egnatia Group in Greece, Tegnatia has become a leading solar EPC service provider in Europe. May 18, 2015 Edgar Meza Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share JinkoSolar has agreed to supply 50 MW of solar PV panels to Tegnatia, one of Turkey’s leading renewable energy developers. According to the deal signed by the two companies, JinkoSolar will deliver the 50 MW of modules in several shipments bound for projects across Turkey. Tegnatia, which is as a joint venture between Turkey’s T Dinamik and Greece’s Egnatia Group, has become a leading solar EPC service provider in Europe. Greece’s Egnatia Group has more than 300 MW of solar installations in Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and the U.K. Frank Niendorf, JinkoSolar’s European sales director, said the deal made JinkoSolar the leading module supplier in Turkey and added that the group would identify and engage similarly strategic opportunities in the coming months as it seeks to increase its market share in the country. JinkoSolars latest agreement in Turkey follows increased activity abroad as well as at home. Last week the company signed a 1 GW module supply deal with China Minsheng New Energy (CMNE), a subsidiary of China Minsheng Investment Corp. 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